Candles need to be treated well to ensure they live up to their full potential. The burning time of each candle can be dramatically shortened if they are not cared for as suggested.
Ensure wicks are trimmed regularly. They must not exceed 1cm, as long and uneven wicks can emit smoke, cause rapid or irregular burning as well as dripping.
Refrain from burning the candle for longer than is written on the instructions attached with the candle. Wait until the whole surfaces becomes liquidised before extinguishing your candle.
Before the wax solidifies, reposition the wicks vertically to their original place and clean the inside of the candle to avoid the appearance of soot.
Store candles in a cool, dry place, preferably flat to prevent warping and out of direct sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, as this can cause fading. Dust, fingerprints and any dirt that has gathered on your candle, can be removed by gently rubbing the surface with a piece of nylon or a damp soft cloth. To tackle tougher stains, such as wax drippings, run hot water over the surface to soften the wax and scrape to remove excess residue.